WELCOME TO THE BLOG REBECCA!!!
I am the author of the Recovery Trilogy—I’ll Become the Sea, Snowbound with a Stranger and Fault Lines. I’m a Vassar graduate, a former community organizer and Brooklyn public school teacher, and a mother to two insanely sweet boys.
I write contemporary romance novels with heroines like women I know — women I grew up with, women I pass on the street — strong women who make mistakes but learn from them. I believe these women deserve happy endings too, as well as lots of hot sex with genuinely kind men.
I live in Brooklyn, New York with my hot, kind husband and our children.
Jamie and Kati: Hi Rebecca! Welcome to the blog.
Rebecca Rogers Maher: Hello! Thanks so much for having me here!
J&K: Who is Rebecca Rogers Maher? (author, mother, international woman of mystery...)
RRM: Let’s see…I’m kind of a nerd, but super loud and opinionated about the whole thing. I’ve been married to the same great man for twelve years and we have two ridiculously cute little boys. I was a public school teacher in Brooklyn for many years before I started writing, which means I can stop a fight with a stern stare and crack a joke under pressure. And I’m the author of the Recovery Trilogy – I’ll Become the Sea, Snowbound with a Stranger and my latest release, Fault Lines. They’re all stories about real women who have realistic, difficult problems and who also have great sex with very sweet men while they go about solving them.
J&K: Tell us a little bit about FAULT LINES [no copying blurb :]]
RRM: Fault Lines is a contemporary romance and the final installment of my Recovery Trilogy. It’s an intense story. The heroine, Sarah Murphy, is a wedding planner and rape survivor whose life is outwardly very successful but who’s completely shut down emotionally. In order to recover, she has to confront her past and come to terms with it, and she does so with the help of her best friend (Jane from the first book in the trilogy, I’ll Become the Sea) and a kind, sexy photographer named Joe. It’s a painful story because Sarah’s recovery process is so realistic, but it’s full of hope, love and strength too.
J&K: What makes Joe and Sarah perfect for each other?
RRM: First of all, they have an immediate and powerful sexual connection. That’s what gets the whole thing started. On top of that, they’re both messed-up people, and they understand that in each other. They’ve had painful childhoods, they've lost a lot of years to self-destructive behavior, and they’re both braving all of that and fighting for a happier life. Which they deserve, since they’re both courageous and kind people. So I was more than happy to give them a happy ending together.
J&K: If you could write an anthology with two other romance authors, who would they be and what would the anthology be about?
RRM: I would love to write an anthology with Lisa Kleypas and Laura Kinsale, and I would gladly switch genres to historical romance in order to do it, because it would be worth it to work with such wonderful writers. I’d want the anthology to be about lovers who cross class lines to be together, because I love those stories, and I think both Kleypas and Kinsale would offer a seriously juice take on that theme.
J&K: What can readers expect from you next?
RRM: I’m writing a contemporary romance about an agoraphobic woman who can’t leave the house and the angry-at-the-world carpenter who comes to renovate. It’s an electric story because the two characters hate each other at first sight. It’s completely delightful to write and I can’t wait to share it.
J&K: Thanks for stopping by!
RRM: Thank you so much for inviting me! It’s been great talking with you.
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Length: 126 pages
Publisher: Carina Press (September 24, 2012)
Sarah Murphy plans other people’s weddings. She’s gorgeous and successful, but she also carries a dark secret.
At one of her events, she meets Joe Sullivan, a sexy photographer with a difficult past of his own. When he snaps a rare unguarded photograph of her and captures the real person hiding behind the facade, she feels exposed. To restore the upper hand, she tries to do what she always does: use sex to defuse the situation.
While Joe is eager to deepen his relationship with Sarah, he’s aware of her emotional shield and the way she disconnects from her body. Seeing her at her most vulnerable
doesn’t scare him off, but he needs to know what she’s hiding.
Sarah has a tough decision to make. Does she want to go on living a lonely, emotionally frozen life? Or can she finally risk revealing the truth and move forward with Joe?
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